Corsair appoints GSA in Mali


The french airline CorsAir has chosen APG, to be its General Representative (GSA) in Mali.

“APG is delighted and honored to represent CORSAIR in Mali. I am confident that our team of professionals in the field will ensure the success of the airline and new flights in this market” says Sandrine de SAINT SAUVEUR – CEO & President – APG Inc. As of January 30th, 2018 Corsair operates between Paris-Orly and Bamako-Modibo Keita as part of a code-share agreement set up on the same day: as a first step, the frequency of Tuesday will be operated by Corsair, those of Monday, Wednesday and Sunday remaining with Aigle Azur. Corsair will operate a second frequency on Sunday starting from April, bringing the total to five flights operated each week by the two airlines between the French and Malian capitals. The new partners explain that this deployment “will allow customers of both companies to benefit from a wider choice in terms of flexibility and fare combinations from Paris-Orly airport to Mali”. Also thanks to this agreement, the two companies “will be able to attract new customers and respond on the one hand to the demand of an affinity clientele very present between Paris and Bamako and, on the other hand, to the business customers with a more flexible offer thanks to the increase of direct flights.

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